Get A-Head Celebrate!!

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 30, 2014

                  On Saturday 28th June Get A-Head held a party to celebrate our 20th Birthday and the completion of the fantastic Kayak Challenge the previous week. The evening saw friends, family and supporters of the charity and the kayakers join us at Edgbaston Cricket Ground to celebrate the …Read more

Day Three of The Kayak Challenge

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 25, 2014

Day Three was another early start, kayaks and cars all loaded up by 7am and a nice hearty breakfast for all! The boys are feeling a little tired but ready to get this challenge DONE! Fingers taped up and wrists supported and sprayed with coolfreeze! Protein bars stuffed into top pockets and camel packs filled and …Read more

Day Two of the Kayak Challenge

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Day two started out nice and early, everyone met for breakfast at 7am and fuelled up for the day ahead! We dropped the team back to yesterday’s finish point High House Bridge– just a short hop from the hotel! The team were all in good spirits and the banter was already flowing as we waved …Read more

Day One of Kayak Challenge

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 20, 2014

              Day One of the Kayak Challenge saw the Team have a great send of from Rybrook at Hockley Heath – where the team and family, friends and supporters came to cheer them on and wave them off on their way. The children enjoyed trying the sports cars for size!  …Read more

Kayak Challenge – And They’re Off!

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 19, 2014

  Today, Thursday 19th June 2014, sees our 6 intrepid supporters start their epic Kayak Challenge to kayak along The Grand Union Canal, from Hockley Heath, Solihull to London – 122 miles and 166 locks to navigate in 3 days.  They will be followed by our support team driving vehicles kindly supplied and branded by …Read more

Loch Park Adventure Centre Fundraise for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 12, 2014

    Get A-Head would like to thank James, Janice, all the staff and local people who attend Loch Park Adventure Centre for their ongoing fundraising.   They have raised the fantastic sum of £3033.00 and this has been match funded by their employers Care UK giving a further £3000. Janice told us: “We have made …Read more

Monitise and Partners Charity Bike Ride – 3rd & 4th July

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 5, 2014

40 Riders!  200 Miles!  2 Days!  One Goal!! Monitise and Partners Charity Bike Ride – 3rd & 4th July A team of staff from Monitise in London are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for Get A-Head as part of their corporate partnership with us. On Thursday 3rd July, 40 colleagues from Monitise will be cycling over two …Read more

Pedal Power: Team of 47 Unilever employees cycle to raise more than £50,000

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 3, 2014

After tragically losing Mel Jaggard, a much-loved colleague, to a rare form of head and neck cancer (Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma  – ACC) last year, a 47-strong team of Unilever employees donned their lycra and helmets two weeks ago to embark on a 180 mile cycle ride from Leatherhead to Mel’s hometown of Gilwern in South …Read more